, Inspiration Fashion Folder: Kaftan/Caftan

Monday, June 3, 2013


A few weeks ago I read this article in Lucky Magazine that featured an interview with Mad Men star Christina Hendrick. She was asked about her style and what she likes to wear, to which she replied that at home she wore kaftans. The image of wearing a kaftan stayed with me and a few days later I found myself researching kaftans.....

According to Wikipedia:

A kaftan or caftan (from Persian خفتان xaftân) is a front-buttoned coat or overdress, usually reaching to the ankles, with long sleeves. It can be made of wool, cashmere, silk, or cotton. It may be worn with a sash.

Online I found all sorts of kaftans! Some that could be worn as a dress, others as a cover up and also as a  nightgown. Personally I was inspired to get one and wear it around the house but a few of the ones I found could easily be worn out. Where would you wear a kaftan?

Here are some of my favs! They look so comfy that I am having a hard time choosing just one.

Found this Missoni piece here. Love that it's short and made of crochet!

Love that this piece is colorful! Find it here .

This Donna Karen piece is soft and elegant, found  here .

This lovely Tory Burch kaftan can easily be worn around the house OR dressed up to go out


  1. I have totally been coveting caftans lately! I tried to find one that could double as a bathing suit coverup/dress, but no luck. I think that crochet one would do nicely.

  2. I have two caftans I bought a couple months ago, one short and one long. I wear them around the house ALL the time. I get home: my clothes, bra and shoes hit the floor and I'm in one of these bad babies. The boys call them my mumus but I don't care! I love them. Best decision.